how do i stop me 2 year old daughter from havin a temper tantrum? i put her on the naughty step but she keeps geetin off she is currently hitting out at everyone including her little brother i don't know what to do now it's gettin worse

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Ashley - posted on 03/10/2009

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children at this age are very egocentric.... like everything evolves around them... thats jus how their thinking is... u just need to guide him and tell him thats its not okay to hit.

Anne - posted on 02/27/2009

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on the last line form the previous advice the triggers for alot of the temper tatrums  can be certain foods...... too much of something or in some cases they can occur when a child is in need of food . my son only has outbursts when h has eaten something that he is not allowed to eat... due to it having the wrong numbers( food additives) ( emulsifiers) ( food colourants) ( which are all man made) i would take a look at  the possibilityof a type of food being a trigger aswell'



 

Jen - posted on 02/24/2009

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You know praise her doing the right thing more then yell at her when she is doing the wrong thing. If she hit  then yes in to the time out . give her 2min and talk to her why she is there.  But praise her doing the good thing will take time but she get the idea on it.Do make a fuss when you take her to the time out .  Plus look at what trigger the temper tantrums .

Stacey - posted on 02/19/2009

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As a mom your first responsiblilty is to the safty of your younger child. Also try rewarding the other children around her for their good behaviors. For example ... sissy is screaming she does not get an m&m but you are quit and I will give you an m&m or what ever you use as a positive reward. When every on of my children under 3 would hit another child I would smack the back of their hand. and then tell them " that hurts Childs name when you hit them and now I am showintg you haw it feels. If you dont want me to hit your hand than dont hit your friend."(or little brother) I got lucky with My youngest in that she started throwing fits in the summer while I was potty training her. We had aready established that if she wet her pants than she had to sit in the bathroom until she had changed her clothes and was dry. She was 2 and a half. Durring this time she asked for something I forget what but whatever it was I said NO and she started kicking and screaming on the livingroom floor. I gotl up went to the kitchen for a glass of water and she fallowed me to the kitchen and threw herself back down on the floor again. I steped over her and went back to the livingroom and sat back down. And here she came again. threw herself back down on the floor and kicked and screamed as loud as she could. I poured my glass of water out over her body not her head. and now she was all wet and sence she was wet she had to sit in the bathroom until she put on some dry clothes. So after that day she never threw another fit like that one. but now that she is 5 she likes to here that story over and over. I am not telling you to throw watter on your child!!!! I am telling you that some time the answer to your problem is in your hand, for me it was a glass of water. Single moms need to be creative some times. Also lf they have a Parents as teachers program in your area I would recomend that You sign up for something like that.

Samantha - posted on 02/18/2009

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ITS A PHASE THEY GO THROUGH. EVENTUALLY THEY WILL STOP,
WHEN MY TWO YEAR OLD DOES THAT I SAY WHAT I HAVE TO SAY AND BE FIRM AND LEAVE HER TO KICK AND SCREAM, SHE EVENTUALLY COMES AROUND WHEN SHE SEES THAT THERES NO WAY SHES GONNA GET WHAT SHE WANTS IN THAT MOOD. WWHEN SHE CALMS DOWN I SPEAK TO HER CALMLY ABOUT HER BEHAVIOUR.

Kelly - posted on 02/18/2009

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I have gone through this exact situation with 2 children, my oldest being the worst having the worst tantrums! Stay consistent, it really is the key to everything with kids even tantrums. If a time out is what u warn them they will get and they dont stop then u give them one right away to teach them u will follow through with what u are saying and that u wont allow it, tell the child not to hit and if need be make "house rules" and place where they can see the rules and be reminded of them often, make the child apologize every time they hit someone even urself so they learn how to take responsibility for their actions and another great thing to try is to distract the child as soon as the behavior starts with something positive such as tickling or playing or a question like "o i see u want something let's talk about it", hope this helps!

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